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Old 09-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is so sad and tragic. These stories are really starting to make me think. HOW are we supposed to protect are dogs? The cop had the wrong house. The dog was on a chain outside so the officer could have gotten out of the dogs reach yet he shot him. Horrible.


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Old 09-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think maybe I will post a sign on my front/back door "Dear Officer Please do not shoot my dogs".
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I figure the officer panicked so bad that he didnt realize that the dog was chained and just shot him. Probably just that simple. Just sad, sad, sad.
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Short story but its rediculous. Why is a police officer in the back of the house in the first place? What's wrong with the front door? I'd understand if you have your dog tied out in the front yard that something could happen, but isn't it reasonable to expect that a police officer won't be knocking on the back door? Then...why would you go into the back yard when you see a dog on a tie out there?

Now...if the yard isn't fenced, and say there is an alley back there and your dog comes dangerously close to the alley on the tie out, I question the owner. If say when the chain is fully extended the dog is 5 ft or less away from the alley, what would a regular person do if they were just walking by and this dog comes charging at them? You don't notice the chain and you think it's going to get you? Or what if that 1 out of 1000 times the tie out comes out of the ground?

Although I think shooting the dog is an over reaction...I'd like to know more facts of what actually happened.
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I am getting tired of reading about innocent dogs getting shot. There should be some kind of training for police in how to deal with dogs on private property. And if there already is some kind of protocol, it needs to be re addressed. This case really is a tragedy. I can try to understand how during a high stress situation bad things can happen, but this was over a STOLEN LADDER!!!! Give me a break....
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In light of all these "cops shot my dog" stories I will be going to Wally World later today to get several "beware of dogs" signs to hang on my fences.......doubt it would make a huge difference, but at least any cop who entered my yard couldnt say they didnt know dogs were here.
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I think maybe I will post a sign on my front/back door "Dear Officer Please do not shoot my dogs".
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I think maybe I will post a sign on my front/back door "Dear Officer Please do not shoot my dogs".

Not a bad idea.

This just seems to be getting out of hand. Maybe officers need better training. This story and the last one are just plain ridiculous in the way the dogs got shot, IMO. The dogs were on THEIR property and should have been safe and were shot anyway, when the police showed up unannounced. In this case the homeowner's never even knew the cop was coming. The cop had the wrong address entirely. I understand that mistakes happen but it shouldn't have cost that dog his life.
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In light of all these "cops shot my dog" stories I will be going to Wally World later today to get several "beware of dogs" signs to hang on my fences.......doubt it would make a huge difference, but at least any cop who entered my yard couldnt say they didnt know dogs were here.
Think about a 'Dog on Premises' sign instead. "Beware' sets it up for a preconceived idea that there is a dangerous dog.
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